14825 N Fayette Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Mcdowell Mountain Elementary School serves 333 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Mcdowell Mountain Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Mcdowell Mountain Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Mcdowell Mountain Elementary School's student population of 333 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-3
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
333 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Mcdowell Mountain Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mcdowell Mountain Elementary School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#385 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
17%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
20%
46%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
54%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Students: 333 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64

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